The DST-33 Professional video tripod is a perfect fit for today's generation of compact and lighter weight DV and HV DV cameras. The all-metal fluid head is constructed from the finest, precision-machined aluminum parts. These parts ride in a fluid head that makes for smooth and accurate camera movements. The head is mounted on a 60m bowl level mount so the head can be perfectly leveled quickly and easily one the tripod is set.
A longer that expected camera plate allows for proper balancing of a camera with a variety of accessories attached. The camera plate has a long travel when mounted on the head for even more balancing options.
The DST-33 has dual rail upper stage legs to reduce the chance of tripod flex when panning the camera. The lower stage is released and locked by a single speed-release leg lock on each leg for simple and fast set-up. For added stability the tripod has an adjustable mid-level spreader built in. All these features make the DST-33 a perfect fit for any video camera in the 5-8 pound class.
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I researched mightily until I found this and am I glad I waited. This tripod was WAY better than I expected - and I expected a great tripod! Unfolds easily, beautiful smooth pan, equally smooth tilt, adjustable handle that clicks into a full range of positions, nice sturdy legs and so well balanced! I just LOVE it. It's easy to go from indoor to outdoor with just a turn of the bottom rubber that quickly changes into gripping spikes for outdoor. The knobs and locks are all within easy reach and work intuitively. The plate is easy to attach and remove quickly. I can't say enough good things about this tripod. Get it. Comes with a well made carry bag. Well worth the money - and I bought it on sale. Even better. Another great Adorama purchase!